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About Japanese monsters

Japan's Trio of Heinous Specters

  In the Edo period, Tamamo no Mae was included as one of the three worst Japanese monsters along with Shutendoji (boy-faced giant) and the retired Emperor Sutoku (long-nosed goblin king of Sutoku), and she was featured in many kabuki performances, novels, comics, magazines, and paperbacks usually as an evil character.

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​Ghosts and Monsters

      In the early days of mankind, the fear of nature and the fear of the unknown was the source of demonic breeding. In Japan, where there are eight million deities, the term "monster" covers not only what we often call "gods," "ghosts," and "monsters," but also what we often refer to as "gods," "ghosts," and "monsters," as well as what we often refer to as "gods. The term "monster" covers not only what we often call "gods," "ghosts," and "monsters," but also all supernatural attributes that have not yet been explained by human beings. According to Kunio Yanagida, the founder of Japanese folklore, the most important characteristic of Japanese demons is that they are two-faced, good and evil can be converted into each other, and whether they bring luck or harm to human beings depends on the attitude of human beings. To this day, the Japanese people's interest in ogres has been integrated into their daily lives and has become a part of Japanese folk culture, and the images and legends of ogres have become a source of inspiration for creators of literature, paintings, movies and games.

Various Monsters

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